July was the warmest month on record globally, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Friday in its latest data to underline the climate crisis.
“July is typically the world’s hottest month of the year, but July 2021 surpassed itself as the hottest July and month on record,” said NOAA administrator Rick Spinrad.
“This new record adds to the disturbing and disruptive path that climate change has charted for the world,” Spinrad said in a statement citing data from the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
The NOAA said the combined land and ocean temperature was 1.67 degrees Fahrenheit (0.93 of a degree Celsius) above the 20th-century average of 60.4 degrees Fahrenheit, making it the hottest July since record keeping. data began 142 years ago.
The month was 0.02 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the previous record set in July 2016, which was matched in 2019 and 2020.
Last month was the third warmest July on record globally, according to data released by the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service.
It is common for agencies to have minor differences in data.
Last week, a UN report on climate science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change caused shock by stating that the world is on track to reach 1.5°C warming by 2030.
“Scientists from around the world have provided the most up-to-date assessment of the ways in which the climate is changing,” Spinrad said.
“It is a sobering IPCC report that finds unequivocally that human influence is causing climate change, and it confirms that the impacts are widespread and increasing rapidly.”
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